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Can Creating a Sleep Sanctuary Make You Happier and Healthier?

Dec 23, 2007
Your room, in a word, stinks. No, I am not talking about odors of any kind, although perhaps you might want to look into that, but we'll come back to that. I am talking about the whole sleeping environment that you have created for yourself. Perhaps some of the trouble sleeping stems directly from the place in which you actually sleep. There are many things that may need looking into in order for you to feel comfortable enough to rest easy.

Let's begin with the room itself. Look around the floor, and see if there is an overabundance of dust, papers and clothes. If there are, then that is a good place to begin to revamp your sleeping area. Studies have shown that those living in cluttered quarters are more likely to suffer from insomnia, because a messy room indicates a messy mind.

Next, consider the distractions that tend to plague the location of your room at night. Does the running refrigerator drive you crazy? Does that one street light glare into your bedroom to no end? Guess what? These things will totally add to your restlessness throughout the night, so close the door, draw the curtains, and put a blinder over your eyes if you have to. A good night of rest depends on it.

Now, focus on the bed, which is supposed to be comfortable and inviting, for all intents and purposes. When was the last time you got a new mattress? Have those sheets been washed recently? Is it positioned right near a window so that the sun beats down on you in the morning? Honey, if you expect to stay put for eight hours straight, you want to make sure that the bed feels more like feathers than bricks. Do what is necessary to accommodate your needs so you can avoid bouts of insomnia due to things which you have control over.

And finally, is your room inviting or does it make a prison cell look like the Four Seasons? In order for you to avoid having trouble sleeping, you need to create a certain ambience. The room should look good, smell good, feel good. Perhaps there is a dreadful color on the walls that needs attention. Or maybe a little aromatherapy can prevent you smelling this evening's dinner over and over again. And fuzzy pajamas never hurt anyone.

Many people automatically assume that insomnia is solely caused by a major health issue. While this can be true, there are several social, physical and of course mental factors that attribute to your frequent waking during the night. Only you can create an environment that is comfortable for you to sleep in, because it is your body. Make the room work for you rather than just seeing it as a place you just rest your head for a few hours each night. The cozier you feel inside, the more likely you will be to shed those poor sleeping habits and be able to turn in for the night. Now go take sanctuary.
About the Author
Sherry Harris used to have insomnia. Now she gets a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are tired of insomnia go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com. Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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